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Heather Burns

@ Josiah Sprague – here is a podcast from a BBC show on the group Geeks and Depression. It’s a small start.

Google Geeks and Depression to learn more.

There is an organisation in my area that does mental health first aid training – recognising the warning signs in yourself, and in others, learning self-management, and dealing with suicide threats. I’m hoping to co-ordinate a workshop with them for freelancers and geeks in the new year. After all, as I learned, when you are a freelancer with a client who is experiencing a mental health episode, you can’t just pick up the phone and call your human resources manager. You’re in your living room, and the client is outside ringing your doorbell. We need to start looking out for each other.